ANT 206Third ExamStudyGuide

ANT 206Third ExamStudyGuide - ANT 206 Study Guide for Third...

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ANT 206: Study Guide for Third Exam – November 20, 2007 Chapter 6: Hominid Origins 1. Term Definitions: Fossil, Paleontology,Taphonomy, Uniformitarianism, Stratigraphy, Index Fossils. 2. What is Relative Dating? How does it compare to Chronometric Dating? 3. Be able to discuss the following Chronometric Dating Techniques: RadioCarbon, Potassium/Argon, Argon/Argon, Fission Track and the Electron Trap Techniques of Thermolumenescence, Optical Stimulated Lumenescence, Electron Spin Resonance. 4. What are Environmental Proxies? How many were discussed in class and what were they? What are they used for? How are you able to tell whether the Earth was in a glacial period or not? 5. When did the Age of Mammals begin? What is it called? When did mammals really evolve? What are the theories why early mammals were able to diversify so easily? 6. What is the K-T Boundary? What is its significance to human evolution? What happened at this time? What were the environmental effects of this event? 7. Be able to identify and discuss the possible early primates. When do the first True Primates evolve? What physical characteristics identify fossils as primates? 8.
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ANT 206 taught by Professor Borders during the Fall '08 term at Grand Valley State.

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